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ballsy

Syllabification: balls·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbôlzē
 
/

Definition of ballsy in English:

adjective (ballsier, ballsiest)

informal
Tough and courageous: a cool, ballsy woman who could not be intimidated
More example sentences
  • I liked the ballsy women and the gallant men, and their cheap-shot locker-room humour.
  • I just relished that ballsy attitude, and I found that it helped me own my own masculinity.
  • We wanted to make a film that was gutsy and ballsy.

Origin

1950s: from ball1 (sense 4) of the noun) + -y1.

Derivatives

ballsiness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • She sustains a neat balance between ambition and compassion, femininity and ballsiness which allows at least a glimpse into the war correspondent's dilemma.
  • As the San Francisco bureau chief, he gives the same quiet ballsiness that he brought to his other police roles.
  • In a rare moment of ballsiness, Nola asks him, ‘What exactly is it that you DO?’

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